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The Green Rush

Do ya smell that? No, I’m not talking about the scent wafting from someone’s bong of Death Star (19.9% THC), but rather the cannabis industry becoming mainstream legitimate.   Ted Simpkins, the former CEO of Southern Wine & Spirits is now the CEO of River Distribution. The company models the ABC’s (Alcohol Beverage Control) process […]

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The Casual Cup

Trim Scene Solutions hosted Southern Humboldt’s First Annual Casual Concentrate Cup. With the publics vote, entries in the BHO, CO2 and Solventless Extracts categories were voted upon with one rosin taking the lead.   Southern Humboldt was blessed with a vigorous rainstorm on the day of the first Annual Casual Concentrate Cup, a fresh event […]


Cannabis & Pain: Soothing A Soft Society

Knee surgery last fall had me thinking about pain, true tolerance, and why so many Americans are bent on being anesthetized. In a June 2011 report titled “Relieving Pain in America” the Institute of Medicine states 100 million Americans suffer from some kind of pain at a cost of $635 billion a year. As ABC […]

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  In retrospect, I should have felt alarm. I might have suspected that nothing would ever again be quite the same. But it all began innocently enough. July 30, 2015, after a splendid day tending the weed at five thousand foot elevation in the mountains of Humboldt County, California, a light show began in the […]

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Photography by Sharon Letts It was as if the local cafe has been lifted out of Garberville and transported to Rome or Paris. Italian is the language at a table of eight with their large backpacks piled in a corner. Nearby, a young couple converse in French, and several other tables are populated with Spanish-speaking […]


A Ray of Sunshine

A Ray of Sunshine: Sun Kissed Farms A Radical Approach to Cannabis and Medicine   Blessed, or cursed, by the wealth of competing and often contradictory information that we’re allotted in the age of the internet, even medicine breeds mistrust. For better or worse, we’re all now forced to have insurance through privatized industries. Many […]

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Guide to CBD

Guide to CBD Cannabis Without the High “CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-anxiety properties without the “high.”   Cannabis contains many compounds, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) being one of the more popular and well known. However, a new cannabinoid is stepping into the spotlight – CBD (cannabidiol). Where THC provides a psychoactive […]

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The Bud Sisters

Dr. Joyce Centofanti and Pearl Moon of “The Bud Sister’s™ met in 1981 while both were studying ceramics and performance art at the University of Montana in Missoula. Pearl, who refers to herself as “the older sister,” is a native of Montana. She said she taught her “younger sister from Southern California,” Joyce, about herbal remedies and living […]

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Book Review: Smoke Signals

Emerald Book Review: Smoke Signals By Molly Cate, Cannabis Columnist Welcome to our new cannabis book column! With so many states (and the District of Columbia) passing medical marijuana laws, decriminalizing or even legalizing the stuff, we thought to provide some guidance and information about this rapidly changing social scene. So, check in here each month […]

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Emerald Experience: South Cape Mendocino State Marine Reserve

South Cape Mendocino State Marine Reserve A wild ride to a ‘lost’ destination Jennifer Savage Adventure Columnist    The distance from where you exit U.S. Hwy. 101 at Fernbridge to where you arrive at Cape Mendocino is about 22 miles. Twenty-two miles of jaw-droppingly gorgeous vistas, free ranging black-and-white cows, and hairpin turns that descend […]

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